Meet Our Faculty

Full Time Art Department Faculty:

  •  Stephanie Dotson

    Email: sedotson@pipeline.sbcc.edu
    Phone: (805) 965-0581 X 3622
    Office: H-210
    Classrooms: H-112, H-221

    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Meet Professor Dotson

    Stephanie Dotson received her MFA degree at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA and her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. In Fall 2007 Stephanie began teaching Printmaking and Design. Solo exhibits of her installation work include Kansas City, MO, Atlanta, Chicago Philadelphia and Santa Barbara.

    Education

    MFA, University of Georgia in Athens
    GA, Kansas City Art Institute
    BFA, Kansas City Art Institute

     
    Courses Taught

    Art 120: Fundamentals of Drawing
    Art 140: Studio Art foundations, 2-D
    Art 190: Introduction to Printmaking
    Art 191: Intermediate Printmaking
    Art 192: Advanced Printmaking
    Art 195: Printmaking, Theory & Application
    Art 198: Artists' Books

    Recent Work

  • Joy Kunz

    Email: jekunz@pipeline.sbcc.edu
    Phone: (805) 965-0581 X 3737
    Office: H-212

    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Meet Professor Kunz

    I've had a circuitous journey to a Ph.D. in Art History. I attended a small liberal arts college and majored in English Literature. After being introduced to art history at college I decided to pursue it by completing an M.A. at St. Louis University with a specialization in Northern Renaissance Art. After teaching for a number of years and traveling around the world I returned to earn a Ph.D. from UCSB. My dissertation was in the area of Modern Art.

    Education

    Ph.D., Art History, UCSB
    M.A., Art History, St. Louis University

    Philosophy of Teaching

    I teach Art History at SBCC. When I was in college I took the required art history survey course and to my surprise I was fascinated with the breadth of the subject and its connection to so many other disciplines such as psychology, history, religion, sociology, politics, and more. I teach because I want other people to know how interesting art history is. I believe art history continues to be very relevant to contemporary life and I encourage students to become more informed consumers of all visual culture, present and past.

    Courses Taught

    Art 101: Visual Literacy
    Art 102 A: Early Twentieth Century Art
    Art 102 B: Late Twentieth Century Art
    Art 103: History of Art, Prehistoric to Gothic Century Art
    Art 104: History of Art, Renaissance to Modern 
    Art 110: History of Women in Art
    Art 211: 19th Century Art

  •  Christopher Ulivo Headshot

    Email: crulivo@pipeline.sbcc.edu
    Phone: (805) 965-0581 X 4292
    Classroom: H-204
    Office:  H-211

    Meet Professor Ulivo 

    "Little men dream big. It is the discrepancy between their dreams and their reality that drive them to be creative"™. -C.U.

    Education

    M.F.A. Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, 2004
    B.F.A. Painting, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, 1999
    Collegiate Teaching Certificate Brown University, Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning, 2004

    Courses Taught

    Art 127: Landscape Drawing
    Art 132: Fundamentals of Painting
    Art 133: Intermediate Painting
    Art 134: Theory and Application in Painting
    Art 137: Advanced Painting
    Art 140: 2-D Design: Composition and Color

    Recent Work

  • Armando Ramos Headshot

    Email: aramosiii@pipeline.sbcc.edu
    Phone: (805) 965-0581 X4211
    Office: H-209

    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Meet Professor Ramos
    Armando Ramos is an assistant Professor in the Art Department at Santa Barbara City College. He has a Master of Fine Arts, from Montana State University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO. 
     
    Armando Ramos is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Frey Foundation, the Red Lodge Clay Center Red Lodge, Montana and the Vermont Studio Center.  His work has been shown at Grand Rapids Museum of Art Grand Rapids, Michigan as part of Art Prize Seven; The Zanesville Museum of Art in Zanesville, Ohio; The Clay Studio Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California and The North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand forks North Dakota.

    Education
    MFA, Montana State University
    BFA, Kansas City Art Institute

    Courses Taught
    Art 141: 3-D Design: Form and Space
    Art 170: Introduction to Sculpture
    Art 171: Intermediate Sculpture
    Art 172: Advanced Sculpture
    Art 173: Beginning Casting
    Art 174: Beginning Bronze Casting
    Art 175: Intermediate Bronze Casting
    Art 176: Advanced Bronze Casting
    Art 177: Beginning Aluminum Casting
    Art 179: Advanced Aluminum Casting
    Art 180: Sculpture Fabrication
    Art 181: Intermediate Sculpture Fabrication
    Art 182: Advanced Sculpture Fabrication
     
  • Stephanie Washburn Headshot

    Email: spwashburn@pipeline.sbcc.edu
    Phone: (805) 965-0581 X4218
    Office: H-224

    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Meet Professor Washburn

    Education
    MFA, University of California, Santa Barbara
    BA, Wesleyan University

    Courses Taught
    Art 120: Fundamentals of Drawing
    Art 130: Integrated Drawing and Painting
    Art 140: Studio Art Foundations (2D)
     
     

Adjunct Art Department Faculty:

  • John Connelly

    Email: jconnelly1@pipeline.sbcc.edu
    Phone: (805) 965-0581 X 3484
    Office: H-208
    Atkinson Gallery 
    Location:
     
    Humanities Building, Room 202
    East Campus, Santa Barbara City College, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 

    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Meet John Connelly

    Connelly is an independent curator and consultant based in Santa Barbara since 2014. He previously held the role of Director of The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation in New York City, where he led educational and archival efforts in support of the Foundation's mission to foster appreciation and study of the works of Gonzalez-Torres among scholars and the general public. He ran the art gallery John Connelly Presents in New York City for 10 years and was the director at Andrea Rosen Gallery from 1994 through 2002. He co-founded the New Art Dealer’s Alliance (NADA) to support and encourage collaboration among his fellow arts professionals. He is also a co-founder of High Desert Test Sites (HDTS), the experimental exhibition platform based in Joshua Tree, CA.

    Education

    BA, Art History, State University of New York at Purchase
    Master's Studies, City University of New York, Hunter College

  • Nathan Hayden

    Email: nhayden@pipeline.sbcc.edu

    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Meet Professor Hayden

     

    Education

    2009 MFA, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
    2001 BFA, Miami University, Oxford, OH

    Courses Taught

    Art 120: Fundamentals of Drawing
    Art 121: Intermediate Drawing
    Art 140: Studio Art foundations, 2-D
    Art 193: Beginning Printmaking:Silkscreen

     

    Recent Work

  • Email: dccampins@pipeline.sbcc.edu

    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Meet Professor Campins
    Education

    MFA, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
    BFA, School of Art, California State University, Long Beach

    Courses Taught

    Art 119: Art Field Studies
    Art 140: Studio Art foundations, 2-D

    Recent Work

  • Email: jorr4@pipeline.sbcc.edu

    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Meet Professor Orr
     
    Courses Taught

    Art 150: Fundamentals of Ceramics

    Recent Work

  • Email: jrines@pipeline.sbcc.edu

    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Meet Professor Rines
    Education

    MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
    BFA, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, NY

    Courses Taught

    Art 150: Fundamentals of Ceramics

    Recent Work

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  • Rafael Perea de la Cabada

    Email: perea@sbcc.edu
    Phone: (805) 965-0581 
    Office: H-223

    Office Hours:
    Wed: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

    Meet Professor Perea de la Cabada

    Rafael Perea de la Cabada, an award-winning artist, was born in Mexico City and has lived in Santa Barbara, CA since 1987.  

    Perea received a degree from the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in Mexico City and went on to earn his M.F.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  He has exhibited at many galleries and museums in Southern California including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Contemporary Arts Forum, The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena and the Hunsaker-Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica.  He has also shown in New York, Washington, Tennessee, Texas, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Croatia, Spain and Germany.  His work is included in numerous public and private collections in Mexico, Switzerland, France, Germany and the United States.  

    Rafael teaches Advanced Painting and Drawing in the Fine Arts Department at Santa Barbara City College and has served as a Master Artist for mentorship programs, master classes, and mural projects for both the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and The Arts Fund.  He currently completed a Public Art Commission with designer Richard Irvine (IrvineCabada ArtDesign) on the West Beach Pedestrian Improvement Project for the City of Santa Barbara.

    Education

    MFA, University of California, Santa Barbara
    BFA, National School of Painting, Sculpture, and Painting, La Esmeralda, Mexico City, Mexico

    Philosophy of Teaching

    "In my work as in life, I look not only at what is naturally perceived, but also for the hidden relationships within the cacophony of experience. My concepts and ideas are generated by these interactions, both attractions and repulsions. Sometimes, my creativity navigates between playful thinking, humor, remembrance, or gratitude. At other times it flows from social and political discomfort, disenchantment, or militant passion about current events. The results work themselves out towards some kind of hybrid response, an artistic resolution.

    I follow conscious and unconscious paths until the journey seems to be complete or ceases to demand my attention. I pursue the intrinsically organic development of each work and let the sensory documentation left by a given process on a surface define, lead, or modify the outcome.

    The resulting artwork, if successful, functions as a plane/object/space were a seamless merging of the mental/emotional intent, the physical process and craft converge. It is a glimpse of true humanity; a fragile truce from the other side of the glass.    

    I believe the artist’s function in society is to act as an agent of change and renewal, revealing the unseen and making uncommon the common. Art proposes new ways of activating what is stagnant and helps us perceive anew the mundane and unearth the timeless.

    Art for me has a transformative power, a delicate volatility that triggers our craving for a deeper perceptual level. I find art making an endless mystery, a choice and a calling."

    -Rafael Perea de la Cabada

    Courses Taught

    Art 120: Fundamentals of Drawing
    Art 131: Fundamentals of Oil Painting 

    Recent Work

  • Barbara Vilander

    Email: bavilander@pipeline.sbcc.edu
    Classroom: H-111
    Office: H-223

    Office Hours: By Appointment

    Meet Professor Vilander

    After graduating with my BA in Psychology from UCSB, the opportunity arose for me to work as the Education Coordinator for the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) in San Diego. I was so impressed by the way MoPA’s Director, Arthur Ollman, used his knowledge of art and photography to educate museum guests that I decided to return to school to study art history. I went to UC Davis, where I got my MA in Art History and then continued on to UCSB, where I earned my doctorate in the History of Art with a major in the History of Photography. Most importantly, in graduate school I learned that I enjoyed teaching even more than museum work. At SBCC I have enjoyed teaching Visual Literacy, American Art, History of Art:  Prehistoric to Gothic, History of Art:  Renaissance to Modern and History of Photography. My dissertation was published by the University of Arizona Press under the title: Hoover Dam: The Photographs of Ben Glaha

    Education

    BA, Psychology, UCSB, 1980
    MA, Art History, UC Davis, 1988
    PhD, Art History, UCSB, 1995 

    Credentials

    California Commission on Teaching 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit
    Successful completion of Sexual Harassment Prevention for Supervisors (AB 1825)

    Philosophy of Teaching

    Modified Socratic Method – I don’t present the material I’m covering by means of simply lecturing.  Instead I ask leading questions to bring the students to the material I’m presenting while engaging their own responses and opinions. 

    Courses Taught

    Art 101: Visual Literacy
    Art 103: History of Art, Prehistoric to Gothic
    Art 104: History of Art, Renaissance to Modern
    Art 106: History of American Art
    Art 114: History of Photography

Art Department Staff:

  • Hannah Croshaw Headshot

    Email: hrcroshaw@pipeline.sbcc.edu
    Phone: (805) 965-0581 X 4772
    Office: H-227

    Office Hours: M-W 8am-1pm, TR 8am-12:30pm

    Education

    BA, University of California, Los Angeles

    Recent Work